FDIC Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

For Immediate Release

January 10, 2020

Press Release

Media Contact:
Julianne Fisher Breitbeil

FDIC Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

Agency is recognized for tenth consecutive year

WASHINGTON – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has again been recognized as one of the top federal agencies listed on the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® by the Partnership for Public Service. This year, the FDIC ranked No. 4 among midsize agencies, up one spot from last year.

The 2019 designation marks the tenth consecutive year that the FDIC has been ranked among the top workplaces in the federal government. The full 2019 rankings can be found at https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/overall/mid.

In an email to employees, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams wrote: "2019 was a year in which we made some important changes to ensure that the FDIC keeps pace with technological advances within the banking sector and to position the agency for success well into the future. I am humbled by your support of these efforts and so pleased that, in the midst of all this change, we have maintained our distinction as a great place to work."

The Best Places to Work rankings are a comprehensive assessment of federal civil servants and how they view their jobs and workplaces. In 2019, the rankings took into account the views of more than 883,000 civil servants from 490 federal agencies and their subcomponents on a wide range of workplace topics.

The FDIC employs a diverse and highly skilled workforce, enabling the agency to carry out its mandate of maintaining stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining financial institutions for safety and soundness, and resolving failed banks.

To learn more about careers at the FDIC, please visit fdic.gov/careers.


Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation’s banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation’s banks and savings associations, 5,256 as of September 30, 2019. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-2-2020